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anonymous asked:

Can you show us a study note template for school please? (To make notes)

Hey there! 

I just moved into my dorm so I don’t have any of my old notes to show you! But I can explain it maybe!

So I like Outlining my notes. It just makes the most sense to me. It looks a little like this:

So first, you put your main topic here like the chapter title or something

                 1. Then an important note about that topic here

                 2. And another here

                          1. And here is where you would write a sub-note on the note                                  above if you needed to

                 3. And you can write as many of each as you need to in order to get                        all the information in

So it would look like this (and this is 100% made up none of these facts are real or accurate or anything):

The History of String Cheese

                1. Created by mixing cheese and unicorn magic

                2. Invented in 1609 by Dr. Franz Mozzarella 

                         1. Created on accident due to a chemical spill in his cheese lab                                (like the powerpuff girls!)

                3. String cheese is commonly used to distract children from the fact                       they are eating something remotely healthy

I hope that helps!

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Going Back to School? Here’s How To Fight the Israel Haters
A few months ago, as the academic year was slouching to an end, I wrote in these pages to encourage the not-yet-graduated to stand up and fight anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses. The piece must have struck a nerve, as several readers, most of them parents of students or students-to-be, wrote...

A few months ago, as the academic year was slouching to an end, I wrote in these pages to encourage the not-yet-graduated to stand up and fight anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses. The piece must have struck a nerve, as several readers, most of them parents of students or students-to-be, wrote and urged me to follow up my note with another, more practical one that advised those on the quad what to do when they come face-to-face with the haters. I demurred, in part because the question is more complex than the season, with its beach days and its sandy distractions, permits, and in part because I felt that enough fine organizations were already fighting the good fight on the ground. Now that summer’s almost over, however, and minivans are again being saddled with stuff and charging toward dorm rooms everywhere, it’s time to wrestle with the question once again.

As a prelude to the discussion, and if the subject is one you wish to address intellectually as well as emotionally, you’d do well to consult with two recent publications by two organizations dedicated to doing work on the ground. In its annual report, released last week, the Israel on Campus Coalition, the frontal lobe of the loosely affiliated nerve center of groups and individuals combating anti-Israel bigotry, found much cause for concern. During the 2014-2015 academic year, the number of campuses plagued with anti-Israel efforts, the ICC reported, spiked by a whopping 31.2 percent and now stands at 181. Students for Justice in Palestine—the most prevalent of the anti-Israel groups, whose members frequently express support for terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah while calling for the unequivocal destruction of the Jewish state—has opened new chapters on 40 additional campuses last year alone, and the BDS movement, which calls on organized and bigoted boycotts of Israel, expanded its efforts by 132 percent, to 44 campaigns last year, up from 19 in 2013-2014. Given this groundswell of bias and bile, Amcha, a spirited grassroots organization dedicated to monitoring and fighting anti-Semitism, released a helpful questionnaire designed to help students and parents alike ascertain whether or not their institution of higher learning is, to borrow a phrase from the custodians of collegiate political correctness, a safe space for Jewish students.

With these assets in mind, I’d like to offer my own prescriptions for the fight about to begin all over again with the upcoming academic year. Myself a former college professor, not yet fully recovered, I’ll present them not as steely tactics but as a set of three contradictions, complex structures to keep in mind if we want not merely to win the vulgar ideological knife fights that constitute much of what passes for collegiate discourse these days.

Get Serious, But Always Stay Playful: If you are the product of all but a handful of hallowed halls of secondary education, chances are—and I say this with love, with compassion, and with a sense of commiseration—you don’t know very much about, well, nearly anything. If you think that’s just the bitter grunts of a middle-aged academic nostalgic for some imagined past when everyone wore bowties and traded barbs in Latin, consider the following sliver: “I retired to an armchair and put my feet up, sipping the mixture with carefree enjoyment, rather like Caesar having one in his tent the day he overcame the Nervii.” It comes from P.G. Wodehouse’s Right Ho, Jeeves, which was published in the fall of 1934 after being serialized in a popular magazine and enjoyed tremendous commercial success. The sentence is not an anomaly; Wodehouse sprinkles his work with references to classical texts, heroes of antiquity, and other tidbits he had no doubt his massive readership would instantly grasp. I dare you to stroll into your college campus today and ask about the Nervii.

And so, it’s time to study up. Forget about the convenient talking points often distributed among the faithful on the Internet, the ones that break what is a complex situation into bold-faced bullet points. In fact, forget about the Internet altogether and seek books. I’m not going to recommend any, because I have no wish to pass on my politics and predilections as gospel. Instead, I urge you to remain skeptical; if an argument fits a bit too snugly with your worldview, attack it. If it’s still standing after you’re done assaulting it with facts and counter-arguments, go ahead and pin it to your chest. Take this assignment seriously. American colleges are hostile environments these days, and knowledge is the cerebral equivalent of krav maga.

Once you know your Philip Morris from your Benny Morris, however, it’s time to ascend to a higher sphere of knowledge and move from the realm of facts to the realm of jokes. Remember that while you may think of no better way to spend Friday night than dissecting the reasons for the outbreak of the Second Intifada, the rest of the world tends to find polemics and politics boring. If you want to get your point across, learn from the best and make your listeners laugh. Rather than fume anytime anti-Israel professors distort yet another hunk of history, try playing a game called BDS Bingo: Print common hateful tropes like “Israelis are colonialists” and “Zionism is racism” on a five-by-five grid, and spend the vile class playing with your friends, having fun instead of getting mad and assuring each other that what you’re hearing isn’t gospel but a farce. Or be even bolder and take a note from my friend David Keyes. Earlier this year, Keyes—who runs movements.org, a ground-breaking social network for dissidents and the people who want to help them pursue liberty—took advantage of the Iranian foreign minister’s visit to New York University and threw a party to celebrate Iran’s one-thousandth hanging in a year. An ice cream truck was on site to hand out free cones, with signs declaring “Free ice cream! Free political prisoners!” A lot of students who had no idea about the evils of the Iranian regime got an education that day, and they did so while smiling and licking salted caramel, mint chip, and Sicilian pistachio.

Defend Your Turf, But Attack Whenever You Can: No matter what your major, you might have heard that old adage about a good defense being the best offense. It’s been attributed to anyone from your local college basketball coach to Mao Zedong, and it makes a very good point: If you’re able to meet your opponents’ slanders and scare tactics with a calm, well-organized campaign of your own, you will secure an advantage and stop their momentum before it grows wilder. Much of the pro-Israel activism on college campuses these days subscribes to just this principle: If the BDSers are staging a public event, let us do the same, and if college walk is blocked by pro-Palestinian activists, their shirts stained with fake blood, staging a theatrical “die-in” to protest some alleged Israeli atrocity or other, let us make sure we’re there on the sidelines to present the other side, a well-reasoned pamphlet at hand. I’m not belittling these tactics. There’s evidence to suggest that they might be working, and that tit-for-tat is sometimes unavoidable.

But whenever you can, which ought to be often, you must attack. When Iran continues to rev up its execution rate, for example, it may be time for a die-in of our own, or, at the very least, for a demand that any student organization critical of the Jewish state but silent about the Islamic Republic explain its tacit support for this abysmal violation of human rights. Insist that pro-Palestinian groups only deserve that distinction if they commemorate the scores of Palestinians starved and slain by the Assad regime every day. Evoke Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin, and pursue legal action against institutions and individuals who brazenly defy both the law’s letter and spirit.

If any of the above sounds extreme, recall the wisdom of that most formidable of collegiate warriors, Coach Bobby Knight, who famously reminded his men that they were playing not against their opponents but against the game of basketball itself. The same is true of the hate-Israel game; to best it, use its own tools and tactics.

Embrace the Few, Attract the Many: Anyone who has ever tried to organize anything, from a group outing to a mass demonstration, will tell you about the innate tension between keeping things within the domain of a few true believers and advertising them to a larger and more heterodox crowd. Some see victory only when the masses are convinced; others will remind you that every major revolution worth noting was started by a band of pure-hearted zealots. Who’s right? Naturally, they both are.

When you find yourself entering the fray as a proud young Jew on campus, do little until you’ve managed to secure your crew, a handful of people who feel the same way you do. And I do mean “feel” rather than “think,” which is a more amorphous and less trustworthy sensation. Upon entering the ivory tower, you might have entertained a fantasy that all debate would henceforth be rational; five minutes of discussion with a seemingly nice person who insisted that all nations on earth deserve the right to self-determination except the Jews ought to have cured you of that notion. We are living in tribal times, and tribal affiliations are based on the heart, not the head. Find people whose hearts are aligned with yours, and forget about converting the large swaths outside your tiny camp.

Until, that is, you’re ready to do just that. Once you’ve debated all you can, once you’ve defined—painfully, grudgingly—the parameters of your faith and the limits of your tolerance, you may collectively contemplate how to convey these ideas to others who lack your education and your convictions. If you’re smart, you’d realize that the most successful campaigns are the ones that focus on the most rudimentary shared values; instead of expecting the world to accept your vision in its entirety, build strong coalitions around small but significant commonalities. In other words, forget the lofty ideals and focus on the cheese curds instead.

That’s what Itzik Alrov did. A 25-year-old Orthodox father of a small girl from the religious town of Bnei Brak in Israel, Alrov was no one’s idea of a leader. But shopping for cottage cheese one day, he noticed that his favorite dairy product, which just a few years earlier cost less than five shekels, had spiked past the seven-shekel mark, a 48 percent increase. Outraged, he went on Facebook and started a group calling on consumers to boycott cottage cheese until prices came back down. Within days, hundreds of thousands of Israelis of all walks of life signed on to Alrov’s cause. That was in June; by October, the CEO of the largest dairy conglomerate was forced to resign, but not before making cottage cheese affordable again. To connect beyond your base, find your own cottage cheese and build your own coalition.

These are my three pieces of advice. There are, of course, many more—always be proud but never let your pride blind you, keep an open mind but feel free to shutter it when confronted with gales of hate—but they’re for you to discover for yourself as you fight on. So fight on, and remember that the fight began long before you, perfected by new generations of bigots who found new ways to deny Jews their dignity, sovereignty, and, sometimes, their lives. As the reports regrettably show, these bigots are getting more and more sophisticated; let’s make sure we do the same.

W.I.P. of my togruta inquisitor from SWTOR.  I am so happy they are finally a playable race and suddenly half of my non-twi’lek characters have magically turned into togruta. 

On another note, I really want to learn how use the soft brush completely and properly so I can achieve one of those nice soft effects overall on the painting but I muddy everything down to quickly. So this is using the hard brush, bleh.

So my fiance, Byron, and I were walking yesterday and talking about the new body shaming groups and such, and he said something amazing that I just wanted to share with you:

“I’ll bet at least 90% of the guys doing this are overweight. And I don’t mean that in a bad way, hell, look at me! (note: He’s a larger guy) But these guys see fat on themselves and they see themselves entitled to being comfortable, but they feel the need to make women nothing more than eye candy. I’ll bet they get mad and call girls shallow when they turn them down as well. Like they think they deserve socially acceptable “sexy” women but don’t think THEY should have to uphold their same standard. It really makes me kinda sick, but it’s nothing to what women are going through with this.”

So, dudes take note: another dude just called you out. 

Earth Tones

It’s another weekend and I hope this note finds you well! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I’ve had many new followers, awesome note, shares and wonderful comments and I’m very thankful for each of you :)

The air all week here has been this ashen/beige color from multiple forest fires in the northwestern US. You can feel it in your lungs like this heavier kind of air, it’s harder to breathe, and it’s quite draining. (I guess the air here inspired today’s earth tone posts; really lovely art and natural beauty I’ve found here over the last few months). And September usually brings relief with cooler days so fingers crossed that clear skies return soon and everyone can stay safe…

Just a quick thought before I close…Our world is changing rapidly. It’s more important than ever to be kind to one another. If you can, please do something nice for someone today, or this weekend - even if it’s just a tiny little thing. You will be amazed. :)

Namaste, take care, and have a lovely day and weekend :)
~rivermusic and skye~

like a glass of warm milk

Gravity Falls || Stanley Pines/Stanford Pines || NR || 405
notes: I wrote another drabble for this prompt list. The prompt was a kiss on the forehead and, I’m not gonna lie, all of these are probably going to be feel good domestic nonsense stories set in vague feel good domestic alternate universes. JE NE REGRETTE RIEN.

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Ford’s magazine—a thin science journal filled with peer-reviewed essays—flops to carpet halfway through an I Love Lucy re-run.

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slippingintoacomabored asked:

Jeff wants Stydia to be a 'will they won't they' kind of relationship because that also brings the ratings up. Plus Jeff himself is a fan of Stydia, I just can't not see them as endgame. Them being together will basically be one giant sign for the end of Teen Wolf as well so Jeff is stretching things out as much as he can.

Well, yeah, exactly. That’s exactly it. 

It’s not over until the banshee screams. 

Also, on another very meta note… MTV has final approval in everything, I think, and I don’t think they’d go “YAY LET’S HAVE ONE OF THE ONLY ORIGINAL CHARACTERS LEFT END UP WITH A 26 YEAR OLD! WHAT A GOOD MESSAGE!” 

Another Year, Another Chance (Prologue)

Also available on ff.net

Note: This is the story I mentioned in the notes at the end of the last chapter of How to Continue Living, the other way I thought about taking the idea of Juvia losing her magic due to the events of the Tartarus Arc. Ironically, one of the reasons I chose to go the way I did with that story is that I thought it seemed more plausible for Juvia to stay with the guild. Makarov disbanding Fairy Tail caught me completely by surprise.

Anyway, I ended up deciding to write this story after sassy-juvia expressed interest in stories where Juvia didn’t tell Gray about her involvement in Silver’s death until after the timeskip. While this might not be quite what she had in mind, it does run along similar lines, and I hope she ends up enjoying it.

Gray stared out the window of the carriage at the passing countryside as they wended their way towards Crocus, but his attention was more on his own thoughts and memories than what he was actually looking at. Returning to Crocus for the Grand Magic Games reminded him of the last time he’d participated in them, three years before. Two years ago Fairy Tail had been disbanded and didn’t participate, though that hadn’t stopped Natsu from melting the stadium. Last year no games were held because they were still repairing the damage Natsu had caused (and trying to find a way to avoid a repeat of that incident).

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anonymous asked:

i was just looking at the relationships masterpost and noticed lorna isn't listed so i figured i'd ask, what's their relationship (been) like?

This is another one where there’s not much to say.

Issues of note:

  • Uncanny X-Men #442-443
  • All-New X-Factor #14

You could maybe add Magneto: Dark Seduction to this, but not because they interact in it.

I didn’t particularly like any of these. Those Uncanny X-Men issues are at the tail end of Chuck Austen’s run, which is… not well-liked by… anyone. The All-New X-Factor issue was okay, but the characterization of Wanda was not the best. I don’t think Wanda needs to have social interaction explained to her by an American, but that’s just me. Any time Wanda shows up in a Peter David comic, it’s so that he can unfavorably contrast her with one of his favorites. He’s done it three(?) times since the 90′s, and I just accept it. It’s not like he’s writing her constantly so it’s hard to care.

Basically, the story is that Polaris found out she was Magneto’s daughter via sneaky DNA testing. She talked to Wanda and Pietro some (this was post-Xorn Saga so Magneto was fake-dead at the time), but didn’t form a meaningful relationship with Wanda. Then House of M happened. Polaris lost her powers for about half a year, but then got them back via Apocalypse. She was lost in space for a while…

What I’m getting at is that Polaris was a pretty directionless character in the years following the revelation that Magneto was her father. Marvel was doing things with her, sure, but they weren’t dealing with her connection to her family. I get the impression that, during this time, Marvel didn’t know what they wanted to do with Polaris, except that they didn’t really want her to be related to Magneto. As a Polaris fan, I didn’t like what they did with her during those years. Maybe that’s me being too critical, I dunno.

Wanda, for her part, was on-a-bus post-House of M. She wasn’t lost in space, but she was out of comics for the most part. Marvel didn’t know what they wanted to do with her either, except that they were hoping it would be someone else’s problem. (This time, I don’t think I’m being too critical.)

Polaris ended up in X-Factor. Wanda came back to comics via event storylines before settling into UA with Polaris’ ex Havok. They didn’t interact until All-New X-Factor showed Wanda reaching out to Lorna and trying to develop a relationship with her. And again, I’m eh on the characterization of Wanda in that issue.

I don’t know how Wanda and Lorna fit together. I know how Wanda and Pietro fit together. I know how Lorna and Pietro fit together. I know how Wanda and freakin’ Havok fit together, but I don’t know what there is to say about Wanda and Lorna. Any time they’re shown together, it’s treated as a novel thing, something that hasn’t been figured out. There is awkwardness, but I don’t want awkwardness to be the only relationship between them.

There’s nothing to suggest they developed any kind of bond after hanging out that one time, and I don’t get the feeling Marvel is going to follow up on it. Just as Marvel embraced the idea of Polaris as Magneto’s daughter, they made Wanda not Magneto’s daughter so they ended up not being related anyway. [insert grumbling here] There’s lots of interesting things you could do with them together even if they aren’t related, but I doubt they will ever be done.

You could check out Exiles or the Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon if you’re looking for a non-616 fix. There’s also some House of M AU stuff, like the recently released Dennis Hopeless comic, but it’s not heavy on interaction between them.

oh oh as another note

if you wanna be my friend

don’t fucking use autism as an insult

that hits home really fucking hard since my nephew has it and that’s disrespecting him so

BBTC: Split Personality

Game starts at 7:30 EST!
Looking for 16 houseguests!


1. Jun Song (BB4)
2. Keesha Smith (BB10)
3. Danielle Reyes (BB3/BB7)
4. Jee Choe (BB4)
5. Nicole Franzel (BB16)
6. Meg Maley (BB17)
7. Annie Whittington (BB12)
8. Britney Haynes (BB12/BB14)
9. Jackie Ibarra (BB17)
10. Helen Kim (BB15)
11. Neil Garcia (BB9)
12. Frankie Grande (BB16)
13. Jen Johnson (BB8)
14. Victoria Rafaeli (BB16)
15. Audrey Middleton (BB17)
16. Becky Burgess (BB17)

ALTERNATES:
1. Rachel Reilly (BB12/BB13)
2. Elissa Slater (BB15)
3. Chelsia Hart (BB9)
4.

Note: There is another game going on at the same time as mine, I please ask that you do not play in mine if you intend to play both at once.

It’s rainy and dreary ☔️here in VANCOUVER and I’m missing the sun, food, and company in CM THAILAND☀️! But… On another note who (if you’re in VANCOUVER) is coming to the vegan potluck today?! I’m going and Id love love love to meet YA and give you a hug 🐒😊 // oh and PS been loving snapchat lately! Add me for some BTS and occasional snaps of vegan cake… 👅 (at snapchat 👻: steph.yu96)